“There’s one Virgilian journey that has indeed been a constant presence and that is Aeneas’s venture into the underworld,” Seamus Heaney once told an interviewer.

“The motifs in Book VI have been in my head for years — the golden bough, Charon’s barge, the quest to meet the shade of the father.” Heaney’s translation of Book VI of the Aeneid, which he began when his father died in 1986, was virtually complete when he himself died in 2013. Now the Poetry Center teams with Irish Repertory Theatre to present a staged reading of the newly published translation — “a remarkable and fitting epilogue to one of the great poetic careers of recent times,” wrote Nick Laird.

Founded by Ciarán O’Reilly and Charlotte Moore, Irish Repertory Theatre opened its doors with Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars and is now in its 28th season. Irish Rep is currently the only year-round theatre company in North America devoted to bringing Irish and Irish-American works to the stage. Irish Rep has been recognized with the Jujamcyn Theatres Award, a special Drama Desk Award for “Excellence in Presenting Distinguished Irish Drama,” the Lucille Lortel Award for “Outstanding Body of Work,” and a 2013 Outer Critics Circle Special Achievement Award in recognition of 25 years of producing outstanding theatre.

Irish Rep presents the very best in Irish theatre, from the masters to the new generation of Irish and Irish-American writers who are transforming the stage. Located in the heart of New York’s Off-Broadway community, Irish Rep offers an engaging perspective on the Irish and their unique contributions to the world of drama. For more info, visit irishrep.org.

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  • Seamus Heaney's Aeneid, Book VI

    Date: Mon, May 22, 2017, 7:30 pm

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall

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